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Top Five Bakeries in Washington DC: For Best Sweet and Savory Pastries


Whether you live in Washington, DC or in the greater DC metro area, you should be able to name top five bakeries right off the top of your head that could spice up your day or lift your mood with their scrumptious pastries, either sweet or savory, accompanied by a nice cup of coffee. Read on to find out the best bakeries in Washington, DC.

Baked & Wired

Address: 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW Washington DC, 20007

Phone: (703) 663-8727


Hours: 8 am to 4 pm (Monday – Sunday)

Serving DC area residents since 2001, Baked & Wired is a well-known artsy neighborhood bakery in Georgetown. They make incredibly delicious big cupcakes and other baked goods in small batches based on family recipes, and their trained baristas offer handcrafted coffee from roasters around the country. Baked & Wired’s “cakecups” range from “the great pumpkin,” red velvet, and Texas sheetcake to gluten free chipper, “vegan cakecup” and more. Same-day pickup or delivery orders are available.

Levain Bakery

Address: 3131 M Street NW, Washington DC, 20007

Phone: (202) 843-9340


Hours: 8 am to 8 pm (Monday – Sunday)

Another high-quality Georgetown bakery, Levain Bakery, is actually part of the iconic New York City chain. Chocolate chip cookies of various types (walnut, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter — with gluten free options), loaf cakes, breads (including their highly praised baguette with butter and jam), pastries & brioche (such as blueberry muffin and chocolate chip brioche) are among their products. Levain also has a location in Bethesda, MD. You can place orders via Caviar and Doordash.

Un Je Ne Sais Quoi

Address: 1361 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 721-0099


Hours: 8 am to 6 pm (Tuesday – Friday), 8:30 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 9 am to 5 pm (Sunday), Closed on Monday

The authentic French pastry shop & cafe, which opened its doors in 2016, is owned and operated by two French expats. They specifically take pride in offering their customers “the Merveilleux,” a small cake that originated in Europe that contains meringue, whipped cream and ganache, in five different flavors — dark chocolate, white chocolate, speculoos, coffee, and a seasonal flavor. Other pastries they serve, including croissant, pain au chocolat, apple turnover, brioches, and Paris Brest, are also worth trying.

Rose Ave Bakery

Address: 1100 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC, 20005


Hours: 10 am to 2 pm until sellout (Wednesday & Thursday), 11 am to 2 pm until sellout (Friday & Saturday)

Located inside The Block Foodhall DC, the popular Asian-American bakery provides some of the best pastries in the District. They are catering to an “open-minded” audience with their creative food items and their ever-changing menu. Their “passion fruit donuts,” strawberry lychee donuts, pandan donuts, and their cookies with unique flavors are among their most sought-after products that often feature Southeast Asian fragrant plant “pandan,” the Philippines’ purple yam “ube,” and “ensaymada,” a Filipino soft, sweet dough pastry.

Seylou Bakery & Mill

Address: 926 N Street Northwest, Suite A, Washington DC, 20001

Phone: (202) 842-1122


Hours: 9 am to 4 pm (Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday), 9 am to 6 pm (Thursday), 9 am to 07:30 pm (Friday), Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Seylou is operated by a husband and wife duo who opened the business as a whole grain, locally sourced fresh milled sourdough bakery in 2017. Their Venezuelan head pastry chef, Charbel, trained as a pastry chef in his home country, completed a specialization in Argentina, and an internship in New York. Seylou offers a wide range of sweet and savory pastries, including chocolate croissant, almond croissant, pear & almond Danish, chocolate & buckwheat muffins, basil & mozzarella croissant, chives & cheddar scone. In addition, Friday nights are “pizza night” for Seylou’s customers who can pick up their pizza between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

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